Scientific name: Glossolepis dorityi Common name: Dority’s rainbowfish Family: Cichlidae Usual size in fish tanks: 9 - 10 cm (3.54 - 3.94 inch) 0 14 Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.8 Recommended water hardness (dGH): 12 - 16°N (214.29 - 285.71ppm) 0°C 32°F 30°C 86°F Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°F) The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning Where the species comes from: Oceania Temperament to its own species: peaceful Temperament toward other fish species: peaceful Usual place in the tank: Top levels Food and feeding Dority’s rainbowfish will accept all foods. Quality flake food should be used for the staple diet, live or frozen foods should be offered as treats. Brine shrimp and blood worm are ideal. Origin Australia, Papua New Guinea; Dority’s rainbowfish is found in Grime River system. Sexing Males will have number of zigzag stripes running through their body. The top half of the body will be less colorful than the bottom half. They will also have extended rays on their first dorsal fins. Females will lack the stripes and are mostly silver in coloration. Breeding Glossolepis dorityi are fairly easy to breed. Add a spawning mop or plants to the tank and reduce the current. The eggs will be laid over a period of months and the spawning mop will need to be moved to another tank for rearing. The fry will be very small; their first feeds should consist of Infusoria. Lifespan The expected life span for Glossolepis dorityi is 7 years. Short description The markings that Dority’s rainbowfish displays are unique to this species of rainbow fish. It prefers to be housed in a heavily planted tank with high water quality. Picture Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.